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5 Ways to Find Your Authentic Self

Alexandra Harra | Posted 10.23.2014 | GPS for the Soul
Alexandra Harra

Influences from the outside world can easily nudge us away from our authentic being. But if we dig through our sophisticated, inner layers, we can unearth our truest self and allow it to guide us graciously through every one of life's twists and turns.

Are Blocks and Fears Great?

Bernard Hiller | Posted 10.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Bernard Hiller

Blocks and fears are not negative. Only unresolved blocks and fears are negative. They are liberating once you are on the other side of them. The way to live productively is to keep overcoming all the blocks and fears for the rest of your life.

What I Do When I Feel Self-Conscious

GalTime | Posted 10.23.2014 | Healthy Living
GalTime

People want to meet you and get to know you. You belong! Stop taking yourself out and missing out just because you are a little self-conscious. Others are much kinder and welcoming than we project them to be. Open your mind and your heart.

Overcoming the Foe: The Plateau

Brandon Drenon | Posted 10.22.2014 | Healthy Living
Brandon Drenon

Maintaining optimal health and fitness is a life-long journey. Adding variety to your workouts will provide mental stimulation and keep the workouts fun. More importantly, in regards to fitness plateaus, the varying physical stimulation will produce tangible results as the body is forced to adapt.

Taking Off the Armor of My 'Choice'

Justine Brooks Froelker | Posted 10.22.2014 | Parents
Justine Brooks Froelker

I fought really hard to be a mother. I paid lots of money to be a mother. I endured painful tests and procedures to be a mother. I put my body and my surrogate's through synthetic hormonal hell to be a mother. I put my faith and trust in many doctors and other humans to be a mother.

Live Like Picasso -- Nurturing Fluid Intelligence and an 'Artistic Dimension'

Christopher Phillips | Posted 10.19.2014 | Healthy Living
Christopher Phillips

Childhood is a time of life when learning is more intense than at any other, when children gain the critical knowledge and skills that can help ensure that the human species as a whole remains adaptable.

What The World Needs Now Is More Childishness

Christopher Phillips | Posted 10.18.2014 | Good News
Christopher Phillips

We should shun adultishness and embrace not so much our inner child but our inborn childishness. Mounting if not incontrovertible evidence shows that we begin our lives with a moral and intellectual and creative bang.

Stop Copying Me!

Robi Ludwig, Psy.D. | Posted 10.19.2014 | Healthy Living
Robi Ludwig, Psy.D.

Copycats cross those lines and boundaries, which make the friends they are copying often feel intruded upon and uncomfortable.

Why Out-of-Classroom Experiences Are Critical to Your College Education

Christie Garton | Posted 10.14.2014 | College
Christie Garton

With each passing year, it's getting increasingly more difficult for young professionals to stand out from the thousands of other graduates who have turned their tassels and entered the workforce. That's why college isn't all about what happens in the classroom.

5 Steps to Making Difficult Decisions

Carla M. Holden | Posted 10.10.2014 | Healthy Living
Carla M. Holden

Few decisions in life are final. So take a deep breath and decide. Plus it helps to remember -- you can always change your mind.

The One Question to Ask When You Feel Stuck in Relationship

Amy Segreti | Posted 10.10.2014 | Healthy Living
Amy Segreti

The thing that gets me into sticky spots in relationships is often in regards to freedom. I crave it, I grow from it, and I structure my life around it.

4 Real Solutions to Change Resentment Into Acceptance

Michael Feeley | Posted 10.07.2014 | Healthy Living
Michael Feeley

It doesn't mean you have to like the person. It doesn't mean you have to make them change. Your criticisms might be 100 percent correct, but you do owe it to yourself and them to see the truth. And that will always make you free -- ending the war of inner thoughts and resentment.

How to Show Up for Life Like Derek Jeter: It's All About the Breath!

Allison Carmen | Posted 10.06.2014 | Healthy Living
Allison Carmen

I know many of us have been watching or hearing about Derek Jeter's last few games in Major League Baseball. During his last home game, when he hit ...

Transparent

Kris Evans | Posted 10.03.2014 | Women
Kris Evans

I have to admit recently I have been struggling with my life and what I am planning to do. I have gotten to an age where I have done one thing for a long time. I am grateful for the places it has taken me and the opportunity to be creative. It's been a great way to make a very nice living.

Hermes, God of Geeks?

Laurie Lovekraft | Posted 10.01.2014 | Religion
Laurie Lovekraft

Hermes, the Greek God with wings on his shoes and wide-brimmed hat, carries a caduceus staff. Known to the Romans as Mercury, Hermes is also the Lord of Information: the patron god of... geeks.

Falling Is Not Failing

Tim McDonald | Posted 09.29.2014 | Healthy Living
Tim McDonald

I'm learning that the only failure we experience is something we don't learn from. Life is a journey, not a destination. Falling is part of the adventure. Failing to me is giving up.

Transferring From Community College to Top University Can Be Done: Advice From an Adult Learner

Robert Shields | Posted 09.29.2014 | College
Robert Shields

Contentedness is simpler -- more comfortable, and often appears in the guise of safety. However it will almost always hinder progress, making it impossible to move forward.

How Your Comfort Zone Is Sabotaging Your Success

Kevin Kleitches | Posted 09.26.2014 | Healthy Living
Kevin Kleitches

The only thing your comfort zone is really guarding you from is success. Push past the fear. Recognize that achieving your dreams is worth the price of being temporarily uncomfortable.

The Importance of Being Kind

Lindley Pless | Posted 09.26.2014 | Healthy Living
Lindley Pless

These little moments caused me to pause and reflect. And maybe you too need time to take a breath. Do we all have our right foot pressed so firmly to the gas pedal that we are speeding along neglecting to see the little ways in which we are avoiding kindness and compassion?

Emotional Currency, the Underlying Exchange

Jenny Florence | Posted 09.24.2014 | Healthy Living
Jenny Florence

Our capacity to learn an emotional language and our ability to relate primarily to ourselves, as well as to others, will dictate whether or not we can learn to process, understand and indeed move on from any of our past emotionally laden experiences.

How to Challenge Your Team & Take It to the Next Level!

Marshall Goldsmith | Posted 09.23.2014 | Business
Marshall Goldsmith

This process works because it is highly focused, includes disciplined feedback and follow-up, doesn't waste time and causes participants to focus on self-improvement.

Yoga and Psyche: The Birth of a Field

Mariana Caplan, Ph.D. | Posted 09.22.2014 | San Francisco
Mariana Caplan, Ph.D.

It is exciting to live in a globalized society, even as it is demanding. We have at our fingertips access to much of the knowledge that has ever been available on these subjects, both in distant past and immediate present. Yoga and psychology are tremendous complements to each other.

My Abusive Relationship: My Metamorphosis

Lani Buess | Posted 09.19.2014 | Gay Voices
Lani Buess

I questioned why I continued to stay. Was it habit? Some sadistic sense of comfort? Did I think we'd change back into the people we once were? I'm not a weak person. I grew up in such a loving home. My parents have a beautiful marriage. What's wrong with me?

How Boredom Can Lead To Failure

Caroline L. Arnold | Posted 09.18.2014 | Healthy Living
Caroline L. Arnold

New research is demonstrating that our ability to succeed at a task may well depend on how exciting and valuable we expect that task to be.

5 Steps to Tame Our 'Lizard-Brained' Resistance to Entrepreneurial Success

KC Harry | Posted 09.16.2014 | Small Business
KC Harry

If we take time to reflect, we can notice various times during our day when we feel some type of disempowering feeling, negative thoughts or reactive emotion. All of these instances arise from our lizard brain's defense system.